24 people were killed and more were injured in a fire that erupted at the Republican Narcology Dispensary in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Friday.

The fire broke out in the wooden wing of the hospital for bedridden patients, according to local media reports.

According to the Azerbaijani Health Ministry, up to 200 people, including patients and medical personnel, were evacuated from the building and are now being given medical treatment and psychological support.

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